Janice R. Lutz, a former bookkeeper, died Monday in her East Aurora home after a long illness. She was 78.
Born Janice Waltz in West Falls, she graduated from East Aurora High School and worked as a bookkeeper at several businesses, including Tops Market in East Aurora, retiring in 1998.
Mrs. Lutz was an active member of Nativity Lutheran Church of East Aurora, its Women's Club and church council.
Her first husband, John Elsaesser, died in 1985.
Survivors include her husband of 17 years, William J.; a daughter, Karen Schwartz of West Seneca; three stepdaughters, Becky Leahy of Wales, Linda Petroci of Lockport and Ann Black of Albion; a son, Wayne Elsaesser of Holland; a stepson, William Lutz of Sheldon; 10 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday in Wood Funeral Home, 784 Main St., East Aurora. Burial in Oakwood Cemetery, East Aurora, is private.